The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog
Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Nov 21, 2019
It's Pre-Code time again with the 1932 Warner Bros. feature BIG CITY BLUES. The film stars Joan Blondell as a--you guessed it--struggling chorus girl, and it has elements of other Pre-Codes the actress starred in such as UNION DEPOT and CENTRAL PARK.
Bud Reeves (Eric Linden) is a callow young man f read more
Flickers in Time
Posted by Beatrice on Nov 22, 2017
The Big City (Mahanagar)
Directed by Satyajit Ray
Written by Satyajit Ray from a story by Narendranath Mitra
R.D. Banshal & Co.
Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Satyajit Ray does it again in a very human and perfectly realized domestic drama. Subrata Mazumder works as a bank manager. read more
The Motion Pictures
Posted by Lindsey on May 7, 2015
“I’d like to walk into a New York hotel room just once, and not find a gin session going on…”
(Image via cinemagraphe.com)
Bud Reeves (Eric Linden) is a country boy, but he’s making his way to the big city, moving from Indiana to New York. He leaves his home state with read more
The Bogie Film Blog
Posted by Bogart Fan on Jul 3, 2013
My rating —A Good Comedy Turns Ugly— Your Bogie Fix: out of 5 Bogies! Director: Mervyn Leroy The Lowdown Small town boy Buddy Reeves (Eric Linden) takes a train bound for New York in order to follow his dreams, but it’s not long before his swindling cousin Gibby (Walter Catlett read more
The Man on the Flying Trapeze
Posted by David on Aug 17, 2012
"But I AM talking in my deep voice!"
Of all the actors who appeared in 1930s movies, Eric Linden (1909-1994) was certainly one of them.
He played a variety of roles, including young salesman, young father, young traveler, young rich man, young detective, young gambler and not-quite-as-young soldi read more
The Stop Button
Posted by on Apr 12, 2012
Big City doesn’t have much ambition, so it should be hard to screw it up. But director Dixon manages. He’s not much for creative composition. City looks like a bunch of moving postcards, which is fine… it’s a travelogue after all. There is one sublime sequence of storefronts read more
Posted by Judy on Jun 18, 2011
I’ve been meaning to write about one or two more obscure pre-Codes that I’ve seen in the last few weeks, but haven’t got round to it and my memory of some of them is already starting to fade. So here is a short posting on one of these, Big City Blues, starring Joan Blondell and wit read more